4 to 400 miles away: senior week offers possibilities for fun and travel


Amanda Corrao

Seniors: have you searched for the perfect senior week spot?

Senior week is the week after graduation. It’s a time for seniors to get together and have a vacation celebrating their success in all the years of hard work and moving onto a new level in life, whether it is college or the workforce.

Traditionally, many CHS students go to Ocean City, Maryland, but several 2015 grads are traveling elsewhere this year.

Senior Alexis Spence is looking forward to her trip in Tampa, Florida.

“Florida is a nice place for senior week, the beaming sun and I’m so many miles away from home. I think of graduation as a goodbye. If I went to Maryland I feel like everyone I knew would be there, I’d rather just go with some close friends somewhere far away. I think of it as a ‘get away’.”

For those that do not have the option of going far away, you can have just as much fun being closer to home.

Senior Sydney Keller explained, “I’m going to Rehobeth Beach in Delaware with some friends. We found a nice place and it was cheap! Why go so far, when you can have fun closer to home?”

The point of senior week is to go somewhere and realize your accomplishments; nobody said you needed to go to the beach to be considered a participant in senior week.

“I’m going to ball out and go to New River Gorge in West Virginia to climb for my senior week,” said Avery Bechtel.

Trips in Pennsylvania could be just as fun, as long as you enjoy yourself.

Jasmine Giampetro said, “I’m going down to New York with a lot of loved ones. I’m excited to finally say it’s my time to shine and to graduate with the class of 2015. I don’t need to go too far to have fun; it’s senior week. A new beginning, a start of a new chapter!”

No matter if seniors choose to spend the week after graduation 4 miles or 400 miles from CHS, the idea is the same: be safe and have fun!